The latest edition of CAMRA’s Pints of View magazine reports that The Horseshoe is due for demolition.
This is very unfortunate. Not only is it a great pub with McEwan’s 70 shilling, it is cheap and has a vibrant beer garden. Worse, this is allegedly Gorgie’s oldest building (opposite the soon-to-be renovated Saughton rose gardens;) say what you like about the pub, as lots of people do, often, but I think it’s a handsome building which will be a loss.
Just a bit along the road is this building; it was the Roxy Cinema until 1963, then a bingo hall, you can see that the art deco frontage has been retained. John Lennon allegedly used to go there when he visited his uncle in Edinburgh. I guess it’s possible, but there must have been easier cinemas to get to from Murrayfield.